Oga Police

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photo credit: Google images

photo credit: Google images

You tok say you be my friend
Yet you lock me up like I’m a fiend
Crook means to a personal end
Etched on the wall I clearly see
“Bail is free” in bold prints
Scratch that I don’t agree
Nothing is quite free
Not in your world it’s not real

You tok say you dey for us
“To protect and serve with integrity”
But in reality it’s sheer cupidity
A better slogan for your “civility”:
“To harass and embarrass with alacrity”
Ludicrous questions and disgrace
How unsound they sound doesn’t matter
“Kola” is the subject matter
The earlier one “rogers” the better

You tok say our safety is priority
Perhaps “priority” is a complex word
A fuzzy one I can’t comprehend
‘Cuz you pull the trigger openly
On innocents and “unco-operatives”
“Accidental discharge” your excuse
The clandestine hiring of guns
To the same you swore to curb
You set it all in motion
And sit to watch the safety-catch turn off

You don’ yarn us well enough
Now we know much more
Wholly engulfed by the rancour
What you represent you most neglect
The near opposites you elect
What’s height if you’re not erect?
Of course there are roses in the thorns
But the proportion justifies the tone
Let the uniform and heart not be the same
The black pot can make a white pap
Only then shall we be pals

Oga police do us well

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4 thoughts on “Oga Police

    Adefiranye Razaq's notes said:
    December 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm



      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      December 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Profs don’t write too much. When they say Uhmmm… Uhmmm it is [smiles].


    Yemie said:
    May 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    This piece captured our country’s police force really well. I love that part where you wrote that ‘the black pot can make a white pap’. That’s so true but not in this case. Our police are an exception to this rule unless maybe when hell freezes over, and well, we both know that’s never gonna happen, no?! Those guys are a lost cause! Love the rhythmic flow. Kudos Senor! Jeun lo jor! Lolz


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Looking at the degree of infestation of corruption in the circle of the men in black, it can be easily deduced that having them change their ways will be almost tantamount to forcing a zebra to change it stripes.

      But we can only hope for the best. Perhaps these “kola eating” zebras will bring forth a generation that doesn’t have the infamous undesired stripes. Perhaps they’ll do the needful and undergo some almost impossible mutation. I just wanna be hopefully…and stay clear of them of course! 🙂

      Thanks ma’am. Jeun along with me Oo!


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